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. the assistant curator at the aquarium of the bay in san francisco told us shark sightings are common in the bay area this time of year. in fact, the large seven-gill shark on display at the aquarium was caught last month near alcatraz. but he says shark attacks on humans are rare. >> obviously, there have been documented cases of shark attacks. but again, at the same time there are also statistics that will say you're more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be, you know, bitten by a shark. >> reporter: experts also say many varieties of sharks visit the northern california coast. particularly between august and december. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge into the mouth of the bay. they will come in there to feed off sea lions. >> reporter: and experts admit there have been more sightings of great white sharks this summer than usual. they say that should be a reminder to anyone who goes into the water this labor day weekend to be careful. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> all right.
of san francisco. we're using such a amount of resources because this individual decides to climb up the outside of a building. >> reporter: skyscraper man claims that was not a publicity stunt. but his team did post a press release on his website. he says he has another event planned for 9/11. it's not in the bay area. but he won't say where or what exactly he has planned. what do you think? is he calling attention to a good cause? or is he a public nuisance? logon to our website and post your comments. >> interesting take on it. thank you, vicki. >>> after that drama unfolded, old glory got a first-class folding, as you can see. san francisco firefighters, properly folding that american flag that skyscraper man put on the millennium building before they took the flag away. >>> happening now, a huge western wildfire, the burning down homes in colorado. 1,000 moments are evacuated in the foothills west of denver. nobody's been hurt. but an unknown number of houses have burned down, including four of firefighters battling the blaze right now. the terrain is steep and rocky. >>> summer
dog didn't hear a thing. >> that's unbelievable, you know, because we are used to deer. >> i'm afraid it might look like meat to a mountain lion. >> reporter: the large cat wound up in katie harper's backyard. >> i didn't hear the police come into our house. but i heard the first gunshot. >> it's kind of creepy thinking that there's a mountain lion walking around here. i'm sad that he got blasted. but, you know, what are you going to do? >> reporter: those who know the area, that big cat was eventually killed on walnut street in the 1600 block. meanwhile, police and fish and game around sure why the wildcat made its way down to civilization. some say maybe looking for food because there are a lot of deer around here. some say maybe it was someone's pet. police say that's unlikely. reporting live from berkeley, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> the heat is on again. and rising. temperatures in the 80s today. we'll go into the 90s tomorrow. maybe higher. and that's sparking a spare the air day for all of us on wednesday. nbc bay area's chief meteorologist jeff ranier
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